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Thirsty after golf on the Grand Strand? Let the locals recommend the top Happy Hour spots in Myrtle Beach

By Chris King, Contributor

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Post-round happy hour is an unwritten part of the itinerary for many Myrtle Beach golf groups. It's an opportunity to exchanges stories, make excuses, and enjoy a cold drink. So where are the best spots in Myrtle Beach to enjoy happy hour?

Flynn's Irish Tavern - Myrtle Beach
Flynn's Irish Tavern is one of the Grand Strand's most rollicking bars.
Flynn's Irish Tavern - Myrtle BeachDead Dog Saloon - Murrells Inlet, S.C.Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

We consulted with some of the area's most active barflies to compile a list that covers the entire Grand Strand. Our suds-swilling panelists wrestled with their ballot (late into the night on occasion) but made the difficult decisions necessary to complete their task.

Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery, Broadway at the Beach

Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery at Broadway at the Beach (www.libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com) is the unquestioned king of Myrtle Beach happy hours. A broad selection of microbrews, half-price appetizers and a central location make Liberty the area's most popular post-round destination.

Ocean Annie's Beach Bar

Ocean Annie's Beach Bar (www.oceanannies.com) touts itself as the Myrtle Beach area's most famous beach bar and there is little argument to the contrary. Listening to live music beside a pool with the pounding surf of the Atlantic just yards away is hard to beat.

Dead Dog Saloon

Located on the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet, the view from Dead Dog Saloon (www.deaddogsaloon.com) stunning. Throw in an open-air deck built around a sprawling oak tree, an outdoor bar, and regular live entertainment, and the reasons for Dead Dog's popularity are many.

Flynn's Irish Tavern

An old jail converted into an Irish bar? Someone has a sense of humor (and one of the Grand Strand's most rollicking bars). Located in what used to be the North Myrtle Beach jail, Flynn's Irish Tavern (www.flynnstavern.com) features a ventriloquist on Fridays and Irish bands throughout the weekend. If you are looking for a North Myrtle Beach pit-stop, Flynn's is one of the best.

Bully's Pub & Grill

Located at Barefoot Landing, Bully's Pub & Grill (www.bullyspub.com) complements an outstanding location with great drink prices and games to keep the competitive juices flowing. If you don't win on the golf course, Bully's offers you the opportunity to regain your pride on a pool table, a dartboard or a bowling machine.

Have a beef with the list? What is your favorite Myrtle Beach area happy hour? Click the "Leave a comment" link below to chime in.

Chris KingChris King, Contributor

Chris King, owner of Kingfish Communications, a PR and content marketing firm that specializes in helping golf destinations and courses, has spent the last 20 years covering golf and college athletics. His love of the game is matched only by the unreliability of his swing, which helps him evaluate golf courses through the eyes of the average player. King currently resides in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which affords him ample opportunity to improve. Follow Chris on Twitter @Chris_Kingfish.

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  • Happy Hour

    Douglas Gardner wrote on: Oct 29, 2010

    I have been going to MB for vacation at least twice a year since 1988 and for my money Rockefellers (sp) provides the food and ambiance needed after a day on the links. Not bad for a late night snack too.


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